Nishinoshima: Oki's island of sanctuary

Nov 14, 2015

Nishinoshima: Oki's island of sanctuary

Were it not for the well-nourished faces of the passengers suffused with keen expressions of expectation and purpose, the supine bodies, unpacked food, luggage and blankets strewn across the hard flooring of the ferry’s modern equivalent of steerage class resembled those of a migrant ...

The experience of a 'Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage'

Aug 22, 2015

The experience of a 'Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage'

The pilgrimage experience is not singular. It can be a journey of enlightenment, a chance to improve your health or to expiate for a wrong deed. And there’s also the more mundane business of administering to blisters. Japanese Buddhist Pilgrimage, by Michael Pye267 pagesEquinox ...